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Why can’t a doctor also be a lawyer?

Decades ago, as a young medical student, I used to hear anecdotal stories about a senior professor of internal medicine viz Dr K B Kunwar, who had decided to train as a lawyer still functioning as a medical professor and managed to procure the foremost honours in the second vocation with the Lucknow University. He never actually got around to enrolling himself as an attorney, which I suspect was because of the very stringent Bar Council regulation that still persists; one cannot be enrolled as an advocate if he/she is actively involved in another profession.

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Can an MS in Obs and Gynae perform general surgeries like gall bladder surgery and hernia?

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal opinion on if an MS in Obs and Gynae can legally perform general surgeries like gall bladder surgery and hernia surgery.

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Can a medical graduate who has completed three-year DNB training but could not pass final exam work as a specialist?

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal opinion on if a medical graduate who has completed three-year DNB Orthopaedics training but could not pass the final examination can work as an orthopaedic specialist?

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Poem: Five Faces of Martha

Poet’s Note: Martha is dead. Five persons look at her face, each with a different perspective.

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Opinion: India needs to take a stand on post-mortem sperm retrieval

Recently, an interesting piece of news was splashed across the front pages of leading Indian newspapers. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) had received, for the first time ever, an unusual request from the wife of a deceased man for insemination with her husband’s semen. The request, quite expectedly, had to be turned down due to absence of clear-cut guidelines on Post Mortem Sperm Retrieval (PMSR) in India.

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It’s a misconception that through IVF you will have a male child: Expert

New Delhi: Dr Anurag Bishnoi, the owner of an IVF clinic at Hisar in Haryana recently got a Delhi resident arrested for seeking a male baby through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), through which sex selection can be done.

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Opinion: It’s a shame that doctors should accord the status of teachers to salesmen

It is totally wrong that the so-called medical representatives impart knowledge to doctors. It is a shame that doctors should accord the status of teachers to salesmen. Doctors need to learn medicine from medical teachers, books and journals, aided judiciously by the internet.

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Opinion: Five Real Problems that the Indian Medical Community is Facing Today

Neither the Indian Medical Association (IMA), nor the government is keen on abolishing quackery. The ordinary medical person finds it difficult to survive in an environment where he has to compete with a quack.

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Opinion: Doctors in India suffer from a morbid fear of speaking the truth

Just as money does not grow on trees, similarly the treatment for dengue or any other disease or health condition does not get solved by asking hospitals to have more beds, cancelling leave of doctors and asking the private hospitals to treat all patients coming to them without compensating them for the free treatment given.

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Opinion: Resuscitation Dilemma

We are accused alternately of keeping dead body on ventilator, or of not being aggressive enough in resuscitating depending on whether “Bill” for treatment has been presented or not.

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